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Lattimore, Randy – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
Life continues to change for minority children in general and African American children in particular in public schools where federal legislation mandates extensive high-stakes testing. Although high-stakes testing is a prominent element of public schooling in the United States, it has generated serious concerns from one of its primary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Tests, Federal Legislation, Interviews
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Snipes, Vincent T.; Waters, Roderick D. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
For several years now, an achievement gap has been in existence between African American students and white students in mathematics. The purpose of this study is to (1) report on an in-depth case study of a former state mathematics consultant to describe his experiences of the mathematics education of African Americans in public high schools in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, White Students, Mathematics Education, African American Students
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Adams, Tomarra A. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
Experiences of Black students at a large, predominantly White, border-state university that houses one of the few comprehensive Black Studies programs in the nation were examined. Previous research has shown that the level of Black identity development of Black college students varied from one higher educational institution to the next. Based on…
Descriptors: White Students, Black Studies, Black Colleges, African American Students
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Rainey, Shirley A.; Jones, Robert Emmet – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
Environmental degradation is a serious problem for millions of people who are unjustly exposed to environmental conditions that threaten their everyday survival. A growing body of research shows race and class as significant predictors to exposure to environmental hazards and associated health problems. Presented are perceptions of environmental…
Descriptors: Environment, Public Health, Race, Social Class
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Onwuliri, Celestine O. E.; Anosike, Jude C.; Oguoma, Chibuzor; Onwuliri, Viola A.; Nwoke, Betram E. B.; Dozie, Ikechukwu, N. S.; Iwuala, Moses O. E. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
The scourge of emerging parasitic diseases (e.g., urinary schistosomiasis, ascariasis, malaria, chagas disease, leishmaniasis, trachoma, trichiuriasis, taeniasis, dracunculiasis, sleeping sickness, filariasis) causes tremendous pain, suffering, and eventually death in tropical African communities. Patterns of transmission of these emerging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Indigenous Populations, Background
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Juhasz, Anne – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
This article talks about the future of family involvement in schools in African-American communities. The future of family involvement in the schools rests with today's teachers and parents who will take what they learned from the past, establish the philosophical foundations to guide their interactions, incorporate child and family theory and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Global Approach, Family Involvement, Parent Participation
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Bennett, B. J.; Davis, R.; Harris, A.; Brown, K.; Wood, P.; Jones, D. R.; Spencer, S.; Nelson, L.; Brown, J.; Waddell, T.; Jones, C. B. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
The purpose of the present research brief is to report a novel characteristic of role model choice that may be unreported in the literature for black males and to assess this finding in relation to perceived attractiveness of self and a member of the opposite sex. The study found that the proportion of males choosing themselves as their own role…
Descriptors: College Students, African Americans, Females, Social Networks
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Jones, Clara B.; Palmer, Julie K. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
This paper addresses ways ways in which African-American families can influence their children's development, usually with guidance from school or other community agents. We discuss the importance of "discipline styles" for effective parenting and emphasize an approach to family involvement in child development utilizing a child's strengths. We…
Descriptors: African American Family, Family Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Community Organizations
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Regoli, Robert M.; Hewitt, John D.; Munoz, Robert, Jr.; Regoli, Adam M. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
While on the surface baseball cards may appear to be a mundane object of child's play, they are precious tools for examining U.S. society. Baseball cards not only hold a wealth of information regarding the players they feature they also reveal much about the state of society at the time of their production and the individuals who collect them. In…
Descriptors: Race, Role, Team Sports, Athletes
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Bogan, Yolanda K. H. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
Parents are potentially the most influential individuals in children's lives. The 21st Century parent has to compete, however, with multiple sources of information, both human and nonhuman, (e.g. children's peers, non-familial adults, TV, technology gadgets, Internet) in shaping the minds, values, and beliefs of children. In the absence of a…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Adolescents, Parenting Styles, Community Involvement
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Ellis, Walter L. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
It is well documented that perinatally HIV-infected children experience difficulty in learning as well as behavioral and social problems in the school setting. While the research is mixed on the effect of the HIV virus on behavioral and social problems, it is much clearer on the effect of this virus on learning. This exploratory study identifies…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Peer Groups, Social Problems, Study Habits
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Boulter, Lyn – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
Childhood and youth violence in the schools is a major concern in the United States. School-associated violent deaths between 1194 and 1999 have increased, and significantly more students report taking a weapon to school. This paper discusses the causes and correlates of school violence, including the accumulation of social and psychological risk…
Descriptors: School Support, Prevention, Risk, Prosocial Behavior
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Jeffries, Judson L. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
The history of Juneteenth, slavery, and deferred freedom is filled with heroes, plots, and interesting twists. For many of African descent, Juneteenth is a day to commemorate the official ending of American slavery. Slavery did not end with the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Not until June 19, 1865 was slavery abolished--two and a half…
Descriptors: Slavery, African Americans, State Norms, Compensation (Remuneration)
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Williams, Robert W. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
Family involvement in education often has been justified in terms of parental rights or positive educational outcomes. Such justifications are often cast as models and useful strategies to follow. Yet largely absent from the practical advice are the contextual dimensions that condition involvement in the first instance: namely, race, class,…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Race, Social Science Research, Educational Objectives
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Brandi, Jay T. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
According to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study, racial and ethnic minorities, to include African Americans, are represented on only about 4% of Fortune 500 company boards of directors. The underrepresentation of African Americans in leadership roles in business has implications that reach far beyond the boundaries of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Labor Force, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Attainment
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